Best fish recipe
Are you tired of eating chicken and beef every single night? Mix up your dinner routine with a recipe for white fish found on the Pint Sized Treasures blog.
You will need:
2 tablespoons butter
Never miss a local story.
6 large white fish fillets
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon seasoning salt (Lawry’s seasoning salt or McCormick Perfect Pinch Chicken Seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt two tablespoons butter.
Place fillets on a jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle melted butter over each fillet. Next, cut lime in half and squeeze juice over each fillet. Then, sprinkle minced garlic on top. Next, sprinkle paprika, seasoning salt and salt on top of each fillet. Bake for 10 to15 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
Yield: 6 servings
Find the original recipe at: nando.com/kd.
Best for cleaning jewelry
Sandra Hardy of Havelock shares a homemade recipe for cleaning jewelry.
You will need:
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid
1 cup of hot water
1 piece of aluminum foil
Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small cereal bowl.
Pour hot water into the bowl. Place salt, soda and dishwashing liquid in the bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse jewelry in cool water and then dry jewelry completely with a soft cloth. Discard solution after use.
Best for decluttering
A post on Pop Sugar offers a list of eight questions to ask yourself when trying to declutter living spaces.
1 Have I used this in the last year? If your answer is no, it’s time to toss.
2 If I were shopping right now, would I buy this? If you wouldn’t buy this item now, why would you even keep it?
3 Is the only thing that’s keeping me from disposing of this item that I don’t want to waste money? Think of it this way: You wasted money when you bought an item you don’t use.
4 Am I holding on to this for sentimental value? Be strict and keep only a few of the items in a small memorabilia box. Then take a photo of items you are throwing away so you can keep them forever.
5 Do I have a similar item that serves the same purpose? If yes, then get rid of one of them.
6 Do I have a realistic plan to use this? Remember, don’t lie to yourself about how perfect an item would be for Halloween. Make sure you have a concrete plan to use the item, and if you don’t use it within the time frame you set for yourself to use it, then toss it.
7 Does it fit me or my living space? You may love it, but do you have space for the item or does it even suit you now? Think hard on what to keep – your space is sacred.
8 Am I holding on to the broken item to fix in the future? Fix it now, or if you don’t get around to fixing in the next two weeks, then toss it.
View these tips and more at: nando.com/kf.
Here’s a Real Simple idea for the next party or wedding you throw. Create a candle centerpiece to light the way (or your dinner table) by using cake stands as platforms for votive and pillar candles in assorted sizes.
Best way to retain plant moisture
Diapers are apparently good for more than lining a baby’s bum. A tip on the Listotic website says you can place one in the bottom of a potted plant to help it retain moisture for longer. This would be great for those plants that require daily watering. Visit this link for more gardening ideas: nando.com/ke.
Seeking your best, quick recipes
If you have a simple, five-ingredient-or-less recipe that helps you get dinner on the table in a flash, our readers would love to hear it. Please include precise measurements to be considered for print. Send your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll be entered in a quarterly drawing for a gift card. Be sure to include your name, street address and city. Put “best recipe” in the subject line.
Best of the tube
Buying & Selling with The Property Brothers: Abby, David and their son are already feeling pinched in their cramped home. With another addition on the way, they’ve got just five months to relocate to their forever home. The couple’s lofty plan hinges on selling their current home for prime dollar, but with its lackluster interiors, that’s not likely to happen. Jonathan is determined to give the property a polished makeover. Meanwhile, Drew aims to find a budget dream home that matches the family’s extensive wish list. That’s easier said than done, because while David has his eye on a fixer-upper, Abby is set on finding a picture perfect move-in ready home. “Buying and Selling with The Property Brothers” airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Send news and photos to The News & Observer, P.O. Box 191, Raleigh, N.C. 27602; email email@example.com.